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Met Office: Busy Atlantic Basin, but no threat


Met Office: Busy Atlantic Basin, but no threat

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Barbados Meteorological Services said today the Atlantic Basin is a hive of tropical cyclone activity with one hurricane, three tropical storms and one tropical depression.

However, there is no immediate threat to Barbados.

A bulletin said Hurricane Paulette is presently affecting Bermuda; meanwhile Tropical Storm Sally is expected to become a hurricane later today as it approaches the coast of Alabama, in the United States.

Tropical Storm Teddy was located near 12.8 N 42.8 W.  Teddy is moving toward the west near 14 mph (22 km/h), and a turn toward the northwest is forecast by Wednesday. The 20th named storm of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Vicky is expected to be short-lived, while Rene continues to maintain tropical depression status.

Based on the current locations and forecast tracks these systems pose no threat to Barbados.

However, as Tropical Storm Teddy moves across the Tropical Atlantic, a reduction in wind speeds is forecast over Barbados from midweek. As a result, conditions will be uncomfortably hot during the day and night. Additionally, localised activity could result in some districts experiencing showers and flash flooding.

Residents are advised to periodically monitor the Barbados Meteorological Services website, for weather information.

The Met Office said there will be no further updates to this statement. (PR)